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Elsborg, Peter; Nielsen, Johan Bundgaard; Pfister, Gertrud Ursula; Dümer, Vivian; Jacobsen, Anette; Elbe, Anne-Marie – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore how the psychological constructs volition and motivation influence successful and unsuccessful weight maintainers' experiences during the difficult period following an intensive lifestyle intervention. Design/methodology/approach: Post lifestyle intervention semi-structured interviews with 11…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Life Style, Intervention, Maintenance
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Chesnut, Ryan; DiNallo, Jennifer M.; Czymoniewicz-Klippel, Melina T.; Perkins, Daniel F. – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: Parent-focused interventions (PFIs) are a promising method for supporting parents and promoting children's well-being. Few PFIs in the USA, however, include physical health promotion content and are universal programs. The purpose of this paper is to describe a universal health-promoting PFI for parents of elementary school-aged children…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Well Being, Child Health, Health Promotion
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Mittmann, Silke; Austel, Anja; Ellrott, Thomas – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effects of the Cancer Society of Lower Saxony's school-based nutrition education programme "5-a-day for kids", designed to increase children's fruit and vegetable consumption. Intervention: the programme included three parts (each 45 minutes): education-based classroom session;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Nutrition Instruction, Comprehensive School Health Education
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Graf, Allyson Stella; Patrick, Julie Hicks – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: Sexual education in adolescence may represent the only formal sexual information individuals ever receive. It is unclear whether this early educational experience is sufficient to promote lifelong sexual health literacy. The purpose of this paper is to examine the influence of the timing and source of sexual knowledge on current safe sex…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Sexuality, Health Behavior, Health Promotion
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Tinghog, Mimmi Eriksson – Health Education, 2013
Purpose: The aim of this study is to examine the rarely heard opinions of participants in alcohol educations--in this case, employees at three workplaces. What opinions were found in relation to the initiative, its content and effects, and what are the underlying notions from which these opinions derive? Design/methodology/approach: The study…
Descriptors: Health Education, Alcohol Education, Employee Attitudes, Work Environment
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Dongxu, Wang; Yuhui, Shi; Stewart, Donald; Chun, Chang; Chaoyang, Li – Health Education, 2012
Purpose: The paper seeks to identify key features of prenatal care utilization and quality in western regions of China and to determine the factors affecting the quality of prenatal care. Design/methodology/approach: A descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted. The instrument for the study was a 10-stem respondent-administered, structured…
Descriptors: Prenatal Care, Mothers, National Standards, Social Indicators
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Woodall, James – Health Education, 2012
Purpose: There is a strong political imperative to regard the prison as a key social setting for health promotion, but evidence indicates that drug misuse continues to be a significant issue for many prisoners. This paper aims to examine the social and environmental factors within the setting that influence individuals' drug taking.…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Correctional Institutions, Focus Groups, Drug Use
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Moore, Ann; Parahoo, Kader; Fleming, Paul – Health Education, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore managers' understanding of workplace health promotion (WHP) and experiences of WHP activity within small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in a Health and Social Care Trust area of Northern Ireland. The paper aims to focus on engagement with activities within the context of prevention of…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Environmental Education, Small Businesses, Foreign Countries
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Holt, Cheryl L.; Wynn, Theresa A.; Lewis, Ivey; Litaker, Mark S.; Jeames, Sanford; Huckaby, Francine; Stroud, Leonardo; Southward, Penny L.; Simons, Virgil; Lee, Crystal; Ross, Louis; Mitchell, Theodies – Health Education, 2009
Purpose: Prostate and colorectal cancer (CRC) rates are disproportionately high among African-American men. The purpose of this paper is to describe the development of an intervention in which barbers were trained to educate clients about early detection for prostate and CRC. Design/methodology/approach: Working with an advisory panel of local…
Descriptors: Intervention, Focus Groups, Community Involvement, Public Health
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Morrison, Ian; Clift, Stephen M. – Health Education, 2006
Purpose: The purpose of this research is to report on an evaluation of a programme of supported education in a Further Education context for students with long-term mental health problems, based on Antonovsky's Salutogenic model of health. The students are referred by the Community Mental Health Team. Design/methodology/approach: Three consecutive…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Health Needs, Age, Health Promotion
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Blackman, Anne Berlin; Luskin, Jack – Health Education, 2006
Purpose--The purpose of this paper is to explore the efficacy of a community-based outreach initiative, piloted in Worcester, Massachusetts, to reduce children's exposure to toxic chemicals in common household products by changing parental behavior regarding product purchase and use. Design/methodology/approach--The program model was based on the…
Descriptors: Hazardous Materials, Child Health, Health Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Argyle, Elaine; Bolton, Gillie – Health Education, 2005
Purpose: Drawing on literature and the evaluation of a UK community Arts in Health project, this article aims first to demonstrate that, in spite of the common association in mental health practice between art and the use of psychotherapeutic techniques, involvement in art creation can, in itself, have a sustained and positive impact on the mental…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Art Therapy, Psychotherapy, Mental Health Programs
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Cavalcante, Suzy S.; Nunes de Melo, Maria Clotildes; Carneiro, Nadya Bustani; Silva, Luciana Rodrigues – Health Education, 2005
Purpose: This paper aims to determine the knowledge that staff in day nurseries in Brazil had of basic measures to promote child health which are connected with high child mortality. These measures included breastfeeding, oral rehydration therapy, child growth follow-up, immunization and the identification of signs that indicate that the child…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Child Health, Health Facilities, Foreign Countries
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Smith, Ben J.; Bauman, Adrian E.; McKenzie, Jeanie; Thomas, Margaret – Health Education, 2005
Purpose: To examine whether awareness of the source of sun protection campaigns in New South Wales, Australia was associated with message recall and sun protection knowledge and behaviours. Design/methodology/approach: Telephone surveys of random samples (n = 800) of parents and other carers of children under 12 years of age were conducted before…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Telephone Surveys, Foreign Countries, Environmental Influences